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October 25, 2012

Area News Briefs

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judge candidates

The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce will host “Meet the Judges Candidate Forum” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Walton Theatre at 31 Gardiner Place in Walton. The question-and-answer forum will feature Delaware County Judge Carl Becker of Stamford and candidate Gary Rosa of New Kingston. Bert More will act as moderator for this forum.

For further information, call the County Chamber at 746-2281.

‘My Two Moms’

author to speak

Sponsored by SUNY Delhi’s Student Programming Board, Zach Wahls will present “My Two Moms – What is Family” at 7 p.m. Thursday in The Okun Theatre.

Wahls’ book, “My Two Moms,” is a memoir based on his life growing up in a two-mom family living in the Midwest. In 2011, he addressed the Iowa House Judiciary Committee in a public hearing regarding a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in Iowa. According to a media release, Wahls “proudly proclaimed, ‘The sexual orientation of my parents has had zero effect on the content of my character.’ His speech quickly went viral on YouTube, receiving more than 2 million views.”

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Marty Greenfield at 746-4568.

Journalist to speak

at Hartwick

Hartwick College will host a lecture today by journalist Scott Carlson titled “Tools for Life: Practical Knowledge, Reinventing Education, and Rebuilding America.” The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in Anderson Theatre in the Anderson Center for the Arts on the College campus. This event is free and open to the public. 

According to a media release, Carlson’s talk will focus on how hands-on skills can provide a foundation for people who want to change society. Carlson is a senior reporter at The Chronicle of Higher Education, where he writes about sustainability, buildings, campus planning, energy, architecture, and college management. He also writes for Grist and Urbanite. For more information on the lecture, contact Coordinator of Sustainability Programs at Hartwick College Dan Morse at 431-4666 or

Contemporary author

to give reading

The Red Dragon Reading Series at SUNY Oneonta will continue its 2012-13 series today with a reading by fiction writer Michael Martone. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Craven Lounge in the college’s Morris Conference Center. The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing.

A media release from the college calls Martone “one of contemporary American fiction’s most acclaimed experimenters.” The author of more than a dozen books, Martone “pokes fun at and parodies the form while adapting it to his own literary purposes,” the release said. 

Martone has taught at Syracuse University, Iowa State University and Harvard University. He is a professor of English and director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Alabama, where he has been teaching since 1996. More information is available from Ruth Carr at 436-3446.

CCAL to speak to AARP

Members of the Center for Continuing Adult Education will speak at today’s meeting off the Otsego County chapter of AARP No. 3099. Suzanne Brown and Alice Cannistra will share information about the center at the meeting at the Elm Park United Methodist Church at 401 Chestnut St. in Oneonta. 

The meeting is open to the public. 

SUCO to host benefit dinner

SUNY Oneonta education students will host a spaghetti dinner on Friday to benefit the Harvest of Hope Foundation. The dinner will run from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge on Chestnut Street in Oneonta at a cost of $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. 

According to a media release, Harvest of Hope provides emergency and educational financial aid to migrant farmworkers and families across the country. Established in 1997 in Oneonta, the foundation, now based in Gainesville, has distributed more than $1 million in aid. 

For information, contact Phil Kellerman at (352) 372-1312